Plot Pitch Template Use the template below as a guide for organizing the text of your story. • This template is a suggestion of how the text of a 14-page children’s picture storybook could be organized. It does not include the illustrations. • Boxes 1 and 8 are one-page spreads. • Boxes 2 through 7 represent two-page spreads. 1 2 3 4 Introduce Introduce the Actions taken to Actions taken to characters. main conflict. deal with the deal with the Establish the conflict. conflict. setting. Resulting Resulting complications. complications. 5 6 7 8 Actions taken to Climax. Examination of Resolution. deal with the Presentation of the main (“Tuck in” the conflict. the correct character’s main Resulting action for feelings. character.) complications. solving the conflict. Plot Pitch Peer Questions Use the following questions to help develop feedback during the plot pitch peer session activity. 1. Does the main character have one or more identifiable traits that appeal to children? 2. Is the conflict something that a child will understand? 3. Does the main character attempt at least three different actions in an endeavor to solve the conflict? 4. Is the conflict resolved through the main character’s self-reliance? 5. Overall, does the plot have “turnability” potential? Will the reader be drawn in by the plot and want to turn each page to find out what happens next? 6. Will the reader care about what happens to the main character? 7. Where are the more exciting places? 8. Where are the places that need more “zip” added to them?